Kimberly Stark is a native Texan and long-time Coloradan now living in the hills of north central Pennsylvania. The adaptation required to navigate life with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, POTS, and Narcolepsy continually shapes Kim’s skillsets and broadens her interests. She strives to maintain an active lifestyle for her family and enjoys her small town community.
The drive to help others faced with similar challenges has led Kim to a position with BioNews Services’ ehlersdanlosnews.com, where she offers encouragement and practical advice to readers by sharing her own struggles, victories, and insights through a column entitled “Unbreakable.”
Too often while pursuing answers to health questions, people with an Ehlers-Danlos syndrome are told that their physical symptoms must be caused by stress, or perhaps they’re psychosomatic, because ... Read more
Usually, negative feelings are rooted in unmet expectations. Examining those expectations and deciding if they are reasonable can be particularly helpful when life changes. I recently adjusted my expectations ... Read more
In the not-too-distant past, I hated shopping. Walking across parking lots and winding my way through store aisles was incredibly tiring, thanks to my Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) and comorbid ... Read more
Many people with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) experience a form of dysautonomia called postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). Dysautonomia is a disorder of the autonomic nervous system, which controls the ... Read more
Subluxations and dislocations are frequent complications of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Over the past year, my roving joints have made grocery shopping more painful. I have also suffered some acute bruising ... Read more
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